If you have an extended stay in Melbourne, there is another coastal destination to explore other than the Great Ocean Road.
The town of Portsea, Victoria is on the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula, directly across Port Phillip from the Melbourne CBD. It is a wealthy suburb that is a popular holiday location for Victorians.
There are absolutely beautiful beaches, such as Portsea Back Beach, and lots of options for other outdoor activities, such as walking tracks and footy. Attractions such as London Bridge and Fort Nepean can be found in Portsea.
There is a great selection of cafes and restaurants to choose from. If you enjoy sailing, make sure to check out the Portsea Surf Life Saving Club or the neighboring Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club. Portsea is a great option if you would like a weekend away from the city at the beach!